Here’s a roundup of industry data for this month:
1)Fast moving sectors for employment (ReedJobIndex, Monster Employment Index)
a) Engineering: 20%
b) Public Sector, defence, community: 14%
c): HR: 12%
d) Hospitality and tourism: 11%
e) Construction and extraction: 11%
a) Plan and machine operators, and assemblers: 13%
b) Craft and related trades workers: 12%
c) Elementary occupations: 6%
a) Midlands: 15%
b) South East: 5%
c) North England: 4%
2) Negatively affected sectors (ReedJobIndex, Monster Employment Index)
a) Marketing, PR and media: 0%
b) Legal: -3%
c) Management and Consulting: -5%
d) Banking, finance and insurance: -5%
e) Arts, entertainment, sports and leisure: -16%
a) Service and sales workers: -3%
b): Managers: -7%
c) Elementary occupations: -24%
a) Northern Ireland: -1%
b) Scotland: -3%
c) Wales: -15%
3) Recruitment and Salary intentions (Reed Job Index, ONS)
a) Overall staff demand rose 5% accross the UK in May.
b) Salaries for new jobs remain 2% lower in real terms since December 2009
c) For January-March 2012, total pay (including bonuses) rose by 0.6 per cent on a year earlier. This is the lowest growth rate since March-May 2009 and it is down 0.5 on the three months to February 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.6 per cent on a year earlier, unchanged on the three months to February 2012.
d) The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.5 per cent for January-March 2012, up 0.2 on the quarter. There were 29.23 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 105,000 on the quarter. The quarterly increase in employment was entirely due to more part-time workers.
4) Unemployment (ONS)
a) The unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent of the economically active population for January-March 2012, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 2.63 million unemployed people, down 45,000 on the quarter.
b) The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.0 per cent for January-March 2012, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 9.25 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 35,000 on the quarter.
5) Permanent and Temp/Contract (REC)
a) 66% said they planned to increase the number of permanent employees over the next three months
b) 63% expect to increase permanent hires over the next 3-12 month period
c) 31%plan to increase agency worker numbers in the next quarter with 49% saying they plan to keep numbers the same
d) 26% say they will increase agency workers over the next 3-12 month period with 59% saying they will maintain their current numbers
Is there any other data that you’d like to see in our next data round-up?